The long Paul Pope drought has at last ended, although with a reprint edition rather than a new work. The works in this 288 page hardcover edition are, however, new in that most of them are presented in full color for the first time. All the works collected here are from the 1990s, covering the years in which Pope transitioned from his native Columbus, OH to NYC, via Toronto and Tokyo. Taken as a whole, the works provide a solid slice of Pope's oeuvre. While many, perhaps most, fans of Pope's work may already have these works in their collections, anyone who is only familiar with his works via his work for DC's Vertigo imprint – and, of course, anyone heretofore unfamiliar with his work – would do well to check out this volume. Pope is a gifted cartoonist whose work is informed by the energies of art rock and fine art as well as comics and manga, and the years covered in this volume represent his most fertile period. Here's a Preview.